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ground ball

also ground·ball (ground′bôl′)
1. Baseball A batted ball that rolls or bounces along the ground.
2. Sports A loose ball on the playing field in lacrosse.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.groundball - (baseball) a hit that travels along the groundgroundball - (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
hitting, striking, hit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
chopper, chop - a grounder that bounces high in the air
roller - a grounder that rolls along the infield
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
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In Monday's Cactus League game against the Athletics, Burger ruptured his left Achilles tendon running to first base after hitting a routine groundball.
I think just mentally, for me, I can live with a hard-hit ball getting through a hole as opposed to a soft, cheap groundball that goes through because no one is playing there because of a shift," said Kershaw, the Dodgers ace who entered the 2017 season with more Cy Young awards (3) than any other active pitcher.
8% groundball rate while striking out eight batters per nine over 15 and 2/3 innnings.
He divided pitching stats into two categories: events (singles, doubles, triples, sacrifice flies, groundball and fly-ball outs) that the defense behind him contributed to and those events (strikeouts, walks, home runs, hit by pitches) that it did not.
Balcolm-Miller is an extreme groundball pitcher who toiled in the Sally League in 2010.
I was trying to hit, believe it or not, a groundball between second and short," Abreu said.
He had three-up, three-down in six innings and gave up two groundball hits.
The nine ways include: base hit, flyball, groundball, steal, balk, wild pitch, passed ball, squeeze, and error.
Parra was on second base with two outs in the seventh inning when Mark Reynolds tapped a groundball in the direction of shortstop Addison Russell.
Baumgartner scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error by Rainbow Warriors shortstop Austin Wobrock on a groundball hit by Hoffman.
At his peak Wang led the AL with in fewest home runs surrendered per nine innings in 2006 and 2007, making hime one of the best groundball pitchers in the majors.
He finished the season with 102 groundball pickups, and led the team with 42 takeaways.